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Korea, Germany seek to develop medical cooperation
Oct 02, 2013
Korea and Germany struck an agreement to strengthen mutual medical cooperation.The National Institute of Food and Drug Safety Evaluation (NIFDS), under the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, and Germany’s Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) signed the agreement at the Osong Life Science C...

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New technologies extract fiber from bad fruit
Oct 01, 2013
Korean scientists have developed technologies to extract a high amount of fiber from fallen fruit often considered unmarketable and to use the fiber for food materials, the Rural Development Administration announced on September 24. Fruits damaged by winds or typhoons are cl...

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11 Asian nations discuss food security
Sep 16, 2013
Cassava, a woody shrub of the Euphorbiaceae family native to South America, has recently come into the spotlight as an important food resource. The root plant is known to be rich in carbohydrates and resistant to climate change. In order to discuss effective production and manage...

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Korea, Costa Rica share technological use of bioenergy
Sep 12, 2013
Korea’s forest technology has been shared with a growing number of countries recently. The Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI) signed an MOU with Costa Rica’s Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) and carried out a training course on forest manageme...

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Digital map allows clearer view of Korea
Sep 05, 2013
A new digital map has been developed with higher than ever resolution of the Korean Peninsula. The National Geographic Information Institute (NGII) under the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) created a digital map of Korea that was made using high-quality aer...

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Korea now draws organic transistors using ‘capillary pe...
Sep 03, 2013
A Korean research team came out with a new printing technique using a “rollerball pen” filled with conductive silver ink that permits the direct writing of organic materials onto a variety of substrates. The recently developed capillary pen (left) creates patterns such as an...

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President Park praises female scientists, engineers
Aug 30, 2013
An international conference of female scientists and engineers was held on August 22 in Seoul on the theme of women’s leadership in science and engineering and the future. Dubbed BIEN 2013 (Bio, Information, Environment/Energy and Nano Technology 2013), this conference was held t...

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Future of cyberspace to be discussed at Seoul Cyberspac...
Aug 29, 2013
With the 2013 Seoul Conference on Cyberspace just 50 days away to be held between October 17 and 18, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a launching ceremony of its SNS supporters group called “Cybuddy” on August 28. Cybuddy, a compound word from cyber and buddy, will provide in...

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Korea’s fifth multipurpose satellite successfully launc...
Aug 28, 2013
KOMPSAT-5, a Korean-built multipurpose satellite, has been successfully launched. Launched on August 22 at around 8:39 p.m. from Yasny Launch Base in Russia, Korea’s fifth multipurpose satellite succeeded in communicating with Troll Satellite Station in Antarctica 32 minutes late...

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Korea's Armadillo-T car folds in half
Aug 22, 2013
A small and light electric car that can completely fold in half that has been developed recently in Korea has caused a stir. A group of researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) on August 13 unveiled this foldable, compact electric vehicle call...